Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park is nestled on the eastern shores of Rend Lake Reservoir. This massive parcel of land spans 3,300 acres and is a prime outdoor recreation spot for the folks in southern Illinois. If your pooch wants some fun in the sun, then it’s time to head over to this pawsome park!

The park cozies up to the 19,000 acre Rend Lake Reservoir, so, needless to say, fishing is one of its biggest draws. Bring your rod and reel and cast a line from the shore. With any luck you’ll pull some white or black crappie, bluegill, or channel catfish out of the lake. After waiting for the fish to come in, your pooch will be more than ready for a walk, so hop on the hike/bike trail and go for a stroll. This trail meanders through the day use areas and campgrounds, passes Rend Lake Resort, and then finally connects to the Rend Lake College Bike Trail. All in all it’s about four miles.

Your dog won’t be the only canine that loves this park. Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park has sporting dog field trial programs. More than 25 events a year are held at the park. Highly skilled beagles, retrievers, and bird dogs compete for local and national titles. Check the schedule and see if there is an event you and your pooch can observe. Maybe your pal will be inspired to learn a new trick or two!

Wayne Fitzgerrel has three major picnic areas and over 150 picnicking sites. Pack some sandwiches for you and biscuits for your pup, so you can enjoy a leisurely lakeside lunch. Shelters, tables, fireplaces, and playground equipment can all be found on site. The park also has an abundance of furrific campsites.

Make your dog a happy hound by taking them to this puptacular park!

Address
11094 Ranger Road
Whittington, IL 62897
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours
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Address
11094 Ranger Road
Whittington, IL 62897
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours